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No No-Hitter for Arrieta: MIL 2, CHC 7

Jake Arrieta came into this right after a no-hitter. Expectations were high, and he didn't disappoint, but Jonathan Villar ended the back-to-back questions right away.

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Brewers Pitchers: Taylor Jungmann (3.2 IP), Chris Capuano (1.1 IP), Sam Freeman (2.0 IP), Carlos Torres (1.0 IP)
Cubs Pitchers: Jake Arrieta (5.0 IP), Justin Grimm (1.0 IP), Trevor Cahill (1.2 IP), Pedro Strop (0.1 IP), Neil Ramirez (1.0 IP)

SV: lol no
HR: David Ross (2)

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The big story going into this game was Jake Arrieta's previous start. He threw a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds. Could he do it in back-to-back games? No. The answer was no. Jonathan Villar led off the game for the Brewers with a broken bat blooper. In fact, the Brewers had the bases loaded in the first inning with no outs. Unfortunately they couldn't capitalize that inning.

Arrieta was still good today though. He only stayed in five innings, but that was probably related to the fact that the Cubs had a five run lead after the fifth inning. The Brewers did score one run off Chicago's ace which is something, I guess. Actually, Jonathan Lucroy and Jonathan Villar had a very nice game. Villar got three hits, a walk, and stole three bases. Lucroy had one hit and drew three walks. The problem was they were really the only ones that did anything on the offensive side.

The other problem was the pitching. Taylor Jungmann had another awful start. He went only 3.2 innings deep and allowed 5 earned runs on top of 6 hits (1 HR) and 3 walks. His ERA has ballooned to 9.15 on the season. He has yet to produce a quality outing. Chris Capuano, Sam Freeman, and Carlos Torres combined to close out the game. Capuano and Freeman allowed a run apiece.

Ultimately the Cubs would win by a score of 7-2. The Brewers start a new series this weekend against the Marlins in Milwaukee. Next game is Friday at 7:10 pm as Zach Davies takes on Adam Conley.